Stories about famous diamonds are some of the most thrilling tales in the world. In fact, I think I may have discovered the perfect resource for bedtime stories for my hypothetical future children–auction catalogues! No, I’m totally serious. The provenance of famous diamonds are always accompanied by murder, mystery, intrigue, romance and a cast of truly eccentric characters in far away lands. What else do you need for a gripping bedtime story? Here is a little excerpt about the Archduke Joseph Diamond from the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva this November:
All images were taken from the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels & The Archduke Joseph Diamond catalogue for the upcoming auction in Geneva on November 13th.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,